Survival In The Skies

BY ARROW MEDIA
RELEASED: 2001
RUNTIME: 60 min
EPISODES: 4
BROADCASTER: Smithsonian Channel, Channel 4
DISTRIBUTOR: TCB Media

The inside story of four crucial inventions that have paved the way for human exploration over the last century: The space suit, ejector seat, parachute and jet engine have protected and saved thousands of people from certain death. But their evolution has been a turbulent journey...

The inside story of four crucial inventions that have paved the way for human exploration over the last century: The space suit, ejector seat, parachute and jet engine have protected and saved thousands of people from certain death. But their evolution has been a turbulent journey.. In each episode we feature the incredible breakthroughs, turning points, triumphs and disasters; and the people involved – pioneers, engineers, designers and those who owe their lives to them.